Monday, 28 December 2009

Missing the point

This has been sitting in my browser window for a couple of days, because I just didn't understand it:

Gordon Brown’s national roadshow to promote the concept of Britishness has turned out to be an expensive flop.

"The concept of Britishness"?? What the fuckety fucking fuck is that, then? And how was this roadshow advertised? I never fucking heard about it, and this is the kind of thing that would get any libertarian exercised (one way or the other) as well as tickling the angry button of a group like the TPA.

But I can't help but feel that the whole idea of "promoting the concept of Britishness" is a bit like trying to argue about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin: unanswerable and yet pointless and of no use, even if you do get an answer.

The public, councillors and even ministers have declined to attend events organised to determine if there is a case for a full British Bill of Rights and duties, or a written constitution.

Ooh. Rights and duties? That sounds a bit ominous, even to a libertarian. I know that your rights come with equivalent responsibilities, but I can only imagine that Gordon Brown's idea of rights and equivalent duties would be a mile or two away from my own.

"You have the right to watch EastEnders seven nights a week and the duty that flows therefrom is to perform six months of forced labour for the government's sole benefit", or "you have the right to receive junk mail and the duty that flows therefrom is that you have to prostate yourself before any passing MP and ululate".

No thanks, fuckmonkey.

The Conservatives say ten members of the public turned up to the first event in Leicester in December 2007, which cost £37,000 and was hosted by Jack Straw. They say that after that embarrassment, his Ministry of Justice restricted attendance at Governance of Britain events to people selected, and even paid, by the ministry.

Oh for Christ's sake! So we are going to get a bill of rights and duties defined by people who are paid by the government to pitch up? How likely is that to be in the favour of the common man?

They also claim that councillors have increasingly spurned the events. A total of 21 local authority representatives turned up in Leicester, but attendance fell at subsequent events to 11, then 10, 7 and 2. Finally, at an event in Newcastle on November 21 this year no councillors or officials turned up.

Even ministers are understood to have snubbed the roadshow. Nick Brown, the Labour Chief Whip and Minister for the North East, pulled out of last month’s event. Michael Wills, the Justice Minister, who had attended the previous events, also failed to attend.

Eleanor Laing, the Shadow Justice Minister, said: “Since 2007 we have had gimmick after gimmick on what it means to be British . . . Now, the public has spoken: Gordon Brown’s Britishness roadshow is a colossal waste of money. With the public finances in a mess, any plans for an even bigger nationwide non-event should be scrapped now.”

Nobody's fucking interested, you cuntwaft, because every fucker knows that you're just going to piss all over us and charge us for the privilege, no matter what the fuck we say we want. And that twat of a buttered new potato is no fucking better.

Mr Brown laid out his vision of a Britishness roadshow in his first statement to Parliament as Prime Minister. “It is right to involve the public in a sustained debate,” he said, urging Britons to consider their common values and the case for going farther with a single document codifying the duties and rights of citizens.

I love the way "duties" comes first. We all know where you're coming from, you fat fascist prick.

Fuck off, Gordon, and take your bill of fucking duties with you.



steveshark said...

Yes, that 'duties' stuff sounds fucking dodgy.
If people have a set of rights then they can decide how much they give in return by way of duty.
Fuck the quid pro quo bullshit. That's how we got in this state in the first place...

kitler said...

I have the right to do as I please unmollested by communist fucktards and I have a duty to violently attack the afformentioned communist fucktards should they decide that they have the right to interfere with my right to do as I please.

Leg-iron said...

I suspect the reason his 'Britishness' roadshow is so unpopular is that everyone has realised what the Labour idea of 'Britishness' involves.

Nobody wants that.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't this as meaningless as attempting to promote South American-ness, or African-ness?

The whole thing was a sorry attempt to promote something which has never existed, but would serve very nicely to permit Scottish snouts to remain in the Westminster trough, and would provide many more opportunities to grunt their way in to the much greater swill bin of Brussells. Time Scotland was towed out to the mid Atlantic, and sunk. There's just no getting rid.

Joe Public said...

"And how was this roadshow advertised? I never fucking heard about it,....."

Well they wouldn't invite troublemakers, would they?

Oldrightie said...

If they had got thousands turning up there would have been a right old scrap to keep so called Ministers away!

Mitch said...

I chose to define MY britishness by my hatred of that stupid porridge wog in no10.
He doesn't get it and never will.

JP said...

Anonymous: fuck off.

Anonymous said...

no JP,he's right YOU fuck off.

John R said...

Let's hope we manage to get rid of him before the bill for his "Britishness Act" (or whatever) lands on the doormat.

Furor Teutonicus said...

How long before the Reichtag.... sorry, missprint;( Houses of Parliament )burn down and the blame it on...Jews/White British straight working tax paying males/spectacularly unsuccessful under pants expolders, etc, etc, so thgey can declare a "National emergency" and cancel the next elections?

John Pickworth said...

No one, I mean no one, is going to convince me that New Labour are NOT a 21st Century NAZI party. Facism oozes from their every thought, word and deed.

I hope the Reichtag -- Sorry, Houses of Parliament -- do burn down. I might even start the fire myself... when the fools and their idiot leader are in attendance of course.

sixtypoundsaweekcleaner said...

I don't remember these roadshows being advertised either. Certainly not in my area. Mind you, I don't think for a minute that old Gordoom would want several hundred people turning up and telling him to his face that he's a total and utter f*ckwit. Hell, someone might assassinate him!

Fausty said...

The idea is to whip up enough public fury that they can amend the constitution to get rid of the last vestiges of common law and the constitution. Which is what the UN wants.

Don't give them the opportunity.

Tell them to eff off.

Anonymous said...

Greasy socialist and curiously very-late-in-life-married filth coward Brown preaching 'Britishness'?

Look at the track record of his Justice Minister's father. Coward. A worthless, yellow, coward, who, understandably, ran away from the care of his grotesque Fagan son as well.

Brown, crippled emotionally an physically, punishes the fit and rewards the worthless. His obscene vision for Britain is debased.

It comes as no surprise that this mutant imbecile makes taxpayers cough up for his polluted phlegm.

God has punished him a bit. I hope he goes the whole hog on this worthless fat cunt and his progeny in perpetuity.

Mitch said...

Now we have mandelson giving parenting advice ho ho fukin ho!

Anonymous said...

Gordo and Jacko to draft a Bill of Rights for us? BWHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!

Everything this pile of useless Scotch shite touches turns to shit and this would be no different. Brown should just say and do *nothing* further until his official expiry date comes around wereupon he can fuck off and die asap. He's done more than enough damage already.

Mitch said...

Couldn't this bunch of over promoted fuckwits go on a world tour to say goodbye to all the other wankstains they know stealing oxygen from this poor planet.
like blair did, one last walk round the high tables then off to obscurity and abuse from people whos lives they so comprehensively fucked up.